DescriptionFluorite on Quartz
Ruyuan Fluorite Mine
Ruyuan Co., Shaoguan Pref.
As collectors know, Fluorite offers an almost infinite mix of crystal forms, colors and mineral associations. Here, almost spherical crystals show very close to equal growth of the cubic and octahedral faces, with considerable numbers of "stepped" type modifications to the octahedral ones. The internal color is a very pale blue to almost colorless, but the last few microns of the exteriors show a deep purple, which is most prominent on the smooth, planar cubic faces. There are roughly 15 of these transparent, globular crystals nestled in and on a matrix covered with stubby, colorless Quartz crystals and a light dusting of Pyrite crystals. The piece exhibits glassy luster, is in prisitine condition and comes with a custom acrylic base.
Overall Measurements: 6 x 6 x 2.5 inches (15.24 x 15.24 x 6.35 cm)
Offered at no reserve.
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.
Condition report available upon request.
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